Rescuers Lower Ladder to Cubs Trapped in Dumpster

Three black bear cubs were rescued from a dumpster in Ruidoso, New Mexico, by residents Shirley and Tom Schenk. The couple heard the bears crying during the night and came to their rescue at sunrise.  You’ll love this happy ending as the cubs reunite with their worried mama.


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Lorraine Andersen

what a fantastic story....we all need to be so caring.

Angela Dench4 years ago

What a fabulous couple! Bless you both xxx

alison bluett
alison b.4 years ago

Thanks guys.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

great story

Stella Nobrega-Garcia

Wonderful video! Thanks for posting!

Anibal C.
Anibal Cerda4 years ago

The best!

Rhiannon Bloomfield

This is so sweet! Thank you for saving them!

Amber Beasley
Amber Beasley4 years ago

how sweet!!

Maddy W.
Maddy W.4 years ago


Intan Surya Dawood

Thank you for caring.